If I bought a pure breed puppy from a breeder,with the sole purpose to find out he's a mix breed, what legitimate performance can I hold?
UK ONLY PLEASE
most reputable breeders now have a website,,, can you supply us with that site?
did you go group the parents, and see the litter? couldn't you tell
Sorry, not in the UK, but here's my 2 cents:
In the U.S., registration papers mean NOTHING except that someone registered the litter. 2 legal registration numbers are submitted with payment. If the person registering the litter owns the sire & bank, it takes only a few minutes.
I would say the best you could hope is compensation for a DNA examination, and get your money back for the puppy. The KC may choose to put the breeder on some sort of "conditional" status or probationary period. Legally, it would turn out something approaching this:
You: This guy sold me a registered mixed breed.
Judge to breeder: Did you knowingly do this.
Breeder: Absolutely not...a stray must've jumped in and bred my womanly without my knowledge.
Judge: Well, give him posterior his money and pay for court fees.
If you manage to get the KC involved, they would come out and inspect the facility. If it is logically clean, with 6 foot fences, shelter for the dogs, and the paperwork are in order, they aren't going to do anything other than inform them to be more careful.
In 30 years I've trained SEVERAL registered mixed breeds in the U.S. Even when the AKC got involved, I never hear of any breeders being shut down. One lady about 26 years ago get banned from registering for a while...so her kennel workers put their names on the papers. Boo Friggity Hoo. There really isn't such a thing as "FORGED" registration papers that I can see. You sign stating that "to the best of your knowledge" kinda stuff. There's gotta be a total lot of major record keeping problems along with an unsanitary kennel formerly anything serious will happen to them.
So, If you want to kick out the cash for a DNA to proove the dogs is not who the KC papers articulate he is.then go to a small claims court to try to get your money pay for.
Bozema is spot on. No papers means no guarantee of bloodline. Unless you signed a contract that stated something like "I the retailer sell this purebred (whatever) to the buyer on this date." etc you have no legal flair to complain.
If you want UK only, why don't you post on a UK only site?